Samsung Galaxy Z Flip With 6.7-Inch Infinity Flex Display, Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications
After tons of rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally unveiled its second foldable smartphone – Galaxy Z Flip. This foldable smartphone launched on Tuesday at the Galaxy Unpacked event along with the Samsung Galaxy S20 flagship series. The Galaxy Z Flip features Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) on what the company calls an Infinity Flex display. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip also features a ‘Flex mode’, which the company worked with Google to achieve – giving certain apps a different split-screen mode when the display is partially folded. Let’s take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to get more details over that.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip features a 6.7-inch full-HD (1080×2636 pixels, 21.9:9, 425ppi) Dynamic AMOLED panel which the company calls it has the Infinity Flex Display. On the outside, is a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 112×300 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 303ppi.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Flip is powered by an unnamed 7nm octa-core SoC, with a maximum clock speed of 2.95GHz, paired with 8GB of RAM. Samsung will unveil the SoC at a later stage. The Galaxy Z Flip comes with a massive 256GB of inbuilt storage which can not be expanded further via a microSD card.
In the camera department, the Galaxy Z Flip sports a dual rear camera that includes a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/1.8 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels, and a 78-degree FoV, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels, a 123-degree FoV, and OIS. The company is also touting HDR10+ video recording. At the front, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip features a 10-megapixel with an f/2.4 aperture, 1.22-micron pixels, and an 80-degree FoV.
Apart from this, the Galaxy Z Flip runs on the latest Android 10. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, MST, and GPS (A-GPS). Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, fingerprint sensor (on the side), gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. There is a single, mono speaker on the smartphone. The Galaxy Z Flip is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging.
Coming to the Flex mode UI which the company built in collaboration with Google. This is enabled by the ‘Hideaway Hinge’, which also lets users keep the Galaxy Z Flip open at multiple angles. The hinge is with ‘dual CAM mechanism’, and features ‘sweeper’ tech made out of nylon fibers to repel dirt and dust. The hinge and display are rated to be able to open and close 200,000 times.
The Flex mode on the Galaxy Z Flip splits the main foldable display into ‘two 4-inch screens’. Users will also be able to capture selfies by resting the Galaxy Z Flip, partially folded, on a surface. The 1.1-inch cover display will show notifications. Something similar to Flex mode is Multi-Active Window, allowing users to drag and drop apps onto different halves of the main display, utilizing two apps at once. Other features include Samsung Pay, Samsung Health, Samsung Knox, and more.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has been priced at $1,380 (approx Rs. 98,400). The company says it will go on sale in limited quantities, starting in select markets from February 14 itself. These select markets include South Korea and the United States. As mentioned by the company, it will be available in Mirror Black and Mirror Purple initially, before being made available in Mirror Gold.
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